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Department of Urology

Rafael Carrion, MD
Professor and Chairman
Director of Research
Department of Urology 


Welcome to The Department of Urology at University of South Florida website.  This website provides the necessary information for clinicians, prospective trainees, patients, and their loved ones to discover how we're improving people’s lives through innovation, education and clinical care. state of the art medical and surgical care in all aspects of Urology.  I am very proud of the evolution of our Department and believe your will find our website informative. 

Our Department is staffed by fellowship trained physicians.  This allows us to offer the highest clinical expertise in all aspects of urology.  Our faculty are nationally and internationally known thought-leaders in the field and hold various leadership positions in a variety of organizations.  The Department of Urology has one of the highest surgical volumes in the country.  This top tier clinical footprint provides a center of excellence model for the management of the various urological conditions. Our team currently includes eleven clinical faculty members, two clinical fellows, 4 advanced practice providers and fifteen residents. 

I am proud of the clinical expertise offered by our Department but this is only one of our mission domains.  We also actively participate in research.  These additional domains is what encompasses a full service clinical-academic urology platform.  We offer various novel therapies on clinical trials, undertake meaningful translational research and focus on improving surgical outcomes and quality of care through health services research. Our faculty have published their work in a variety of publications, and other venues.  A number of our faculty hold editorial positions at leading journals. 

The third domain involves training the next generation of urologists.  We take pride in helping form graduating medical students into future board certified urologists.  This requires formal teaching and training algorithms and works in synergy with the expertise of the faculty.  We also train medical students, nursing students, advance practice provider students, fellows, and also provide educational value to the practicing urologist.  Each year we graduate three residents from our Urology program. Our graduates choose to pursue careers in private practice or academic careers. 

The University of South Florida affiliated hospitals besides Tampa General Hospital include: The James A. Haley Veterans Administration , H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Advent Health Hospital of Tampa and Nemours Clinic (Pediatrics). 

I welcome you to browse our website and learn about our unique program.  I hope you will appreciate the value we have worked to achieve for all our stakeholders. 


Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery
da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery

(Warning: This video contains footage of a surgical procedure)